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B0001
B0001
The AK-47 'The Grim Reaper', an excellent and comprehensive new reference work on the AK-47 and all its varients from around the world. Stunning and clear detail of the weapons from the 'type' and range of AK47s, with superb supporting explanations. The copy shown for detail is my own, the one offered for sale is still sealed. The book is large A4 format and heavy. A true coffee table reference book that both educates and stimulates the reader. A must for anyone interested in the AK-47, its history and its development. Simply the definiative AK-47 reference work on the market today.
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B0002
B0002
An excellent book on British and Allied formation badges, full description of each badge and the unit it represents, this is the difinative bible on formation badges, now long out of print and very hard to aquire a copy. An excellent read for both the novice and seasoned collector alike, a must for the collector of formation badges.

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B0003
German Uniforms and bayonets 1841-1945 is a stunning book exploring the relationship between the German soldier's uniform and his bayonet. Pictured is my copy to show you some pages but the one on offer is still wrapped in its protected plastic cover. A beautifully researched book published by the Niemann label, which in itself indicates quality. An excellent read complimented by some excellent photographs for both the novice and seasoned collector alike. English & German text.

B0004
B0004
An excellent and comprehensive reference work on German/Prussia Award Documents and Authorisation Certificates 1793 to 1972 though good coverage of both WW1 and WW2. Stunning detail of documents from the period with supporting explanations in both German and English text. We see a lot of US developed books these days so its particularly useful when something appears on the German home market. The copy shown for detail is my copy, the one offered for sale is still sealed. The book is large A4 format and heavy. A true coffee table reference book that not only educates but stimulate the reader. A must for anyone interested in German Militaria and its associated documentation.

B0005
B0005
An early German book by Ernst Udet on his flying life, German text, this copy was actually a Wehrmacht Solider's Library book ~ has Wehrmacht identification stamps on the title page, see photographs, interesting pictures and in excellent condition.

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B0006
The now scarce book on German belt buckles 1919 to 1945, an excellent reference work by Thomas Reid and John Naufe, still superior to many modern books on the subject. Published 1979, the revised edition of the 1973 work, comprehensively covering the German buckle both military and political organisations, their manufacture, the makers and their marks, the rarity of a buckle and value guidance. This is the 'Kipling and King' of the German buckles. An excellent resource that will not go out of date and a bible to the buckle collector.

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B0007
A good reference work on 3rd Reich cloth insignia by Brian L Davis and Ian Westwell. A fine accurate book with both colour and black-white photographs. One of the better reference works on cloth insignia with good descriptions supported by a detailed image. Good book.

B0008
B0008
A reference work on 3rd Reich cloth insignia by Brian L Davis. A easy to use book with both colour images and black-white photographs. A reasonable reference work with good descriptions to indentify a wide range of insignia.

B0009
B0009
The autobiography of Hans Post, SS soldier, veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, a selected member of Otto Skorzeny's elite commando unit and a PoW in the French PoW camp system. Not only a compelling read but an insight into the day to day life of a professional soldier in the midst of key moments in the latter part of WW2 and its aftermath. Hans Post has personally signed each book. This is a very rare opportunity to not only aquire a signature of a former SS commando but to share in and understand some of those world shaping moments as they happened to a young soldier 'in his time'. A must for the SS scholar!

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B0010
The controversial photograph book of the Waffen-SS 'When All Our Brothers Are Silent' ~ banned for some time and now extremely scarce to aquire. The photographs alone are stunning, most from the personal collections or sources of SS veterans. This book is a true treasure to the serious SS scholar. In excellent condition, complete with dust jacket which has a tear on the spine. A very rare and sought after book. This copy has sold, another copy has just come in, I will photograph soonest.

B0011
B0011
An interesting wartime colour publication on the cap badges and service caps worn by His Majesty's Army of the United Kingdom and the Dominions across the seas. Published in 1941, an excellent and interesting guide to the badges and caps of the Allied armies of the day, includes sections on badges covering Administrative Departments, Corps, Infantry of the Line, Guards, Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps, Cavalry Regiments, and their respective service caps, including a section on the arms of service colour strips worn on the battle dress. Includes sections on the cap badges of the Allied Forces, Indian, South African and Canadian regiments. An excellent period book for both the Homefront and document collector.

B0012
B0012
An interesting wartime colour publication on the badges worn by members of His Majesty's Forces. Published in 1940, an excellent and interesting guide to the rank and trade badges of forces personnel of the day, covers the Royal Navy, RNR, RNVR, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy, Army, RAF, Aircraft and their markings, British Red Cross, St. John Ambulance Brigade, various Auxiliaries and the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service , Air Force and Naval Service. An excellent period reference book.